I don't know about you, but when I think of spring, I think of bunnies laying chocolate eggs. This week has been interesting, to say the least, during the in-game holiday event of Noblegarden. Some people dislike it, some people love it, and some just don't really care.
– Why to Love Noblegarden
-Why to Hate Noblegarden
-The Path to Nobledom (a guide)
-Egg Collecting: Camp vs. Hunt
Why to Love it
1- A new non-combat pet, the Spring Rabbit
For pet collectors, this gets a big hellyeah. Even if you don't do anything else with the holiday, who can pass up the cutsie wutsie bunneh?
3- No RNG necessary for achievements
No one can complain about the eggs hating us because of the randomness of bestowing us with items needed for the achievement. Yes, there are a couple achievements that are only awarded by finding clothing inside an egg, but those are not needed for the meta achievement. They are a bonus, if you will.
4- It's part of the “What a Long, Strange Trip” meta achievement
For mount collectors, our eyes are on the prize at the end of a series of achievements.
5- Holiday clothing
Whether you are an RPer or not, I'm sure you can appreciate the out-of-combat wardrobe. I like to collect outfits, so I'm all about these fun tidbits. And besides, you know holding onto the bunny headband will be great when it comes time for next year's Masquerade Ball hosted by yours truly… complete with costume contests!
1- EZ Mode
All the requirements for this achievement are quite easy. It only takes a few hours to complete them all and get the title.
2- Innuendos Galore
Some people do not appreciate the implications of this holiday's innuendos and pop culture references.
3- Not into achievements or in game holidays
If you don't like achievements at all or in game holidays, then you probably should skip this one too.
The Path to Nobledom (a guide)
As I mentioned before, achieving this title is not too difficult. It just takes a little bit of time and patience. At least there are no hour long cooldowns (I'm looking at you Hallow's End trick-or-treat!) and no RNG's to depend on (I'm looking at you candy bags!) This holiday started on Sunday, April 26th, and will last until Saturday, May 2nd. Syrana achieved the title on Sunday. I have an alt that has almost completed it as well.
What You Need:
If for some reason you don't get any of the items from inside your eggs, you would need 364 chocolates. However, there is usually some luck during the collecting. I personally aimed for the 100 chocolates to buy the bunny first, and managed to obtain some of the other items during that time. Then, as I worked towards 100 chocolates to eat, I got the spring robes.
Start with the opening quest “A Tisket, A Tasket, A Noblegarden Basket” – 10 chocolates needed
Noble Gardner – Title “the Noble” is awarded upon completion of the following achievements:
“I Found One” – Pick up that first egg!
“Chocoholic” – Eat 100 chocolates.
“Noble Garden” – Costs 5 chocolates to purchase one. Then you must hide it in Silvermoon if you are Horde or Stormwind if you are Alliance. Oh, and you can collect it again if you want!
“Spring Fling” – Take your bunny (which costs 100 chocolates if you did not find one in an egg) and let them fall in love (and subsequently mate) in the 4 egg hunt towns. (Horde: Razor Hill, Falconwing Square, Brill, and Bloodhoof Village. Alliance: Kharanos, Goldshire, Azure Watch, and Dolanaar.)
“Shake Your Bunny-Maker” – Spring Flowers cost 50 chocolates. They have a 5 minute cooldown (which can suck). Use them to bestow bunny ears on a female character of each race, but keep in mind, they must be level 18 or higher.
“Blushing Bride” – White Tuxedo Shirt costs 25 chocolates and the Black Tuxedo Pants cost 25 chocolates. Wear them and /kiss someone wearing the Elegant Dress. (Bonus: the shirt, pants, and dress are all tradeable!)
I say: Hunt!
It's much more fun to run around as intended in search of the eggs. Sure, you might establish a route to run, but the more people using this method the better. Overall, you will likely collect more eggs in a short amount of time this way. Most of the people I encountered were also hunting. There were a few people camping spawn points, but they weren't always quick enough to get them first. Plus, it was sort of fun racing and running into the same people. I experienced very few people being nasty over the eggs (despite hearing from Twitter and other blogs of people being rude). When searching for eggs, check those nooks and crannies! Some were very strategically placed and difficult to discover!
Now, you might be thinking, “The Noble” isn't a fitting title for my character. And this may very well be true. Honestly, what warlock could be considered noble? I guess you could say she's dual spec'd for good and evil, perhaps?
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